August 18, 2020

#3586: Ottogi Kongguksu Ramen – South Korea

#3586: Ottogi Kongguksu Ramen - South Korea

Here’s something I’d not seen before – I know, that’s kind of a redundant statement; I try to review something new every day, so… But this is very different. Often, cold noodle varieties from South Korea pop up, but not usually ones that come with a cold broth – they’re usually broth-free. I think that may have been the longest sentence I’ve ever typed on this blog, so apologies for that.

I saw something while researching this that this product was introduced during the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. Cold noodles are a summer thing. One way to tell – and thi sisn’t an absolute, but a common thing – is when you see a blue package from South Korea, chances are it’s going to be a cold noodle. The broth for this one is a soybean broth – curiouser and curiouser.

When I was in Taiwan, I enjoyed soy milk for breakfast often – hot and cold. It’s good – really good. Let’s give it a try here!

Ottogi Kongguksu Ramen – South Korea

#3586: Ottogi Kongguksu Ramen - South Korea

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Unsure if it contains animal proucts – check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 4 minutes and drain – rinse with cold water. Add sachet contents to 200ml cold water and combine. Add noodles to a bowl and add broth. Finally, enjoy!

A large noodle block.

Quite possibly the largest dry sachet of powder I’ve seen.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added black sesame seed, shrimp, spring onion, and narutomaki. The noodles themselves were great – nice gauge and chew. The broth. It was interesting – the huge amount of powder into 200ml of cold water just didn’t want to combine as well as I hoped. It was a little gritty. I think whisking it may have been a little better than stirring. Aside of the texture, it really reminded me of soymilk which was exactly what I did expect. A nice combination. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801045523873.

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